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Global Warmer - Sixpoint Brewery

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Reviews: 138
Hads: 895
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 5.79%
Wants: 42
Gots: 135 | FT: 2
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Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: slander on 11-04-2013

An Imperial Red ale of global proportions, rich with toasted malt and enough bright hops to warm you through the winter.
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Photo of joecast
4.65/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! This one blew me away. Amazing hop aroma, bright amber/golden color (a little light for an amber but thats hardly a knock). Bitterness is spot on for the abv and malt character. Fantastic! (193 characters)

Photo of schoolboy
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow. This is a really fine brew. I have to run back to the store and get some more before it is all gone. It's probably too late.

The first one I drank of these built a gorgeous head and sustained it. This may be a little colder, but it still has nice lace and great color.

The smell was an immediate tip off that something great was in the works. The taste did not disappoint. Over the top hops - nicely out of balance, but still there was a lot of malt to offset it. The aftertaste similarly works perfectly - it lingers, and you want it to.

This is an excellent example of Sixpoint doing it well, as they always seem to do. There isn't much about this that throws it in the winter warmer class, though. It is simply a big AIPA, no? Nice red can. Extremely highly recommended. (781 characters)

Photo of SavvyStudent
4.52/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a red, amber color with low transparency. Thin head with a lot of lacing and visual carbonation.

S: pine and a sweetness with slight malt. Amazingly potent red ale

T: Pine, spicey, malt, sweetness

M: Light mouthfeel wit high carbonation

O: A spicy and hoppy red worth a buy

Serving type: can (306 characters)

Photo of beerdedking
4.46/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from Red Bull style Sixpoint can which I happen to find very appealing...

Looks a bit more copper (IPAish) than red (Amber) in color while having some unfiltered yeast suspended about my pint glass. Nice two finger head and great lacing...

Citrus and mild pine hops waft toward me

This beer walks the line nicely between IPA and Amber making it an excellent alternative to Nugget Nectar. The malt bill is a bit more forward, but the hops steel the show. Lovely citrusy pine lead the way ahead of amber malt with a very smooth bitter finish. Drinkability is high like all Sixpoint beers I've had. They all seem to have a soft carbonation that lets the flavors do the work, not the bubbles.

Get this if you can find still find it, otherwise, put it on your list for next winter... (789 characters)

Photo of trentbent
4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I was excited to try this beer. I went to a bar where they were supposed to have it on tap but they were out. So I waited until I saw some cans tonight.
It smells great when you pop the can, the hop aroma is like hay and strawberries and oranges.
The pour is a nice amber color that epitomizes the Six Point style: not so pale and not so dark, often with some red and orange hues. The amazing thing about this beer, and what I think makes it a 'winter warmer' is that it has a rather smooth and sweet mouthfeel with a taste that is not as strong on the (nice and rounded) hops as the aroma. That balance makes it a delight. I recommend you pick this one up before I buy the rest of them. (689 characters)

Photo of SteveB24
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

great beer, don't love all of the beers I've tried from this brewery but I'm yet to be disappointed.

appearance, appealing clear, light brown/ gold, with evident little bubbles and head that settles to reasonable lacing.

smell; lots of tropical fruit, I'm picking up orange, pineapple, and guava, with citrusy hops and some nice earthy flavors of grass and pine. delicious.

taste; not far from smell, the initial tastes are fruit, citrusy hops, and light malt sweetness to compliment, the guava and pineapple come back at the end. lovely.

mouthfeel. medium-full body, perfect amount of carbonation, slightly creamy with an interesting touch of dryness in the finish. very unique and appealing.

overall; very impressed. will appeal a lot of beer drinkers, satisfying, warms u up without being too filling, will buy again this season. (837 characters)

Photo of dbl_delta
4.37/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz tall skinny can (stamped BB 23APR15, so it's a bit long in the tooth, but at least close to BB) into a pint glass. Clear, reddish amber with a light tan head that lasts and lasts. Medium carbonation with a continuous flow of lots of tiny bubbles. OK, so it looks good.
This ale hits you with orange, grapefruit, resiny bitterness, and an underlying maltiness that makes a brief appearance somewhere around the midpoint of the tasting experience. And experience it is: there's a lot going on with this one. Strong hops bitterness in the finish. Medium mouthfeel. Comfortable ABV, but I wouldn't call this one a session brew.
I really like this brewery - their offerings never disappoint. (699 characters)

Photo of Rclem2010
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Grabbed this one on a whim, and glad we did. Great flavor that I'd never tire of...hops and malt in great proportion, just the right amount of IBU twang, and finishes easy inviting the next swig time and time again. Top 5'er for me. (232 characters)

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very pretty looking beer with nice aromas of toasted malts and a strong hop presence but could be well enhanced with just a little dry hopping. Tastes great with a good hop zing and mellow toasted character but I'd like more of the toasted malts to come through. Smooth, moderate bodied, and easy drinking on a relaxing afternoon.
I prefer my reds to be toasted, hoppy , and bold. Global Warmer comes in among the best. Sixpoint is a solid brewer that I can always rely on for quality beer. (492 characters)

Photo of facundoCNB
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A beautiful amber pour with 2 fingers of beige colored head, slow dissipation, excellent retention, and tons of sticky lacing left behind.
Aromas of toasted malt, caramel, toasted nuts, and lots of grapefruit from the hops.
This is a fantastic ipa style beer. More of a hoppy amber honestly. Lots I sweet caramel malt, toasted breadyness, and a delicious bitterness from the hops that lingers and also has sort of a fruity character to it.
Medium in body with moderate amount of carbonation. Slight creaminess with a nice sticky feel from the head.
I'm liking this one a lot and loving that more breweries are doing hoppy winter ales rather than a cinnamon spice winter warmer. (677 characters)

Photo of johnbloy
4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Loved this beer, a pleasant surprise it was no spices and cheap aftershave, but a good full bodied IPA. Great color and mouth feel. Not as much alcohol as some IIPA's but that makes it more drinkable, biggest complaint is that is comes in 4 x 12oz cans, should be at least 22oz or a six pack. (292 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The Sixpoint folks know how to brew a drinkable beer, this is a amber ale with hops in to the 70 IBU plateau. Completely different take on a winter ale than what most of the brewers are doing right now. Aroma dank hops, herbal, pine, citrus notes but most notably some type of vegetable be it garlic/onion combo this would make sense. Flavor bready, caramelized sugars, hints of dark roasts but nothing like a real porter or stout just a hint of roasted malt. Big layers of hop bitterness, fresh hop flavors, and dank oily resinous hop oils combine on the palate for one fantastic drinking experience. Mouthfeel has slick hop oils medium bodied with even carbonation a joy on the palate with lingering spicy hop bitterness between each sip. Overall I can't wait to buy another four pack, don't think one 12 ounce "Red Bull" style can will hold you over, great drinking beer perfect for the holidays and Global Warming. (918 characters)

Photo of John_M
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Easily the best beer I've had from Six Point to date. The beer has some sweet malt, including some light spice and brown sugar, but the flavor profile was clean, with a nice hoppy bitterness that cleaned up the sweet malt and light roasty flavor component on the finish perfectly. This is a very easy to appreciate hoppy red amber, and for me, the abv. is/was just right.

Impressive. (388 characters)

Photo of stewart124
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Light Amber in color with slightly off white head. Beautiful lacing along the glass.

Pleasing tropical aroma. Guava and pineapple come to mind with just a light caramel character.

Very nice first impression. Medium body. Big hop presence and a malt bill that comes off with a very chewy overall feel. Very dry piney finish. Plenty of citrus that leans towards grapefruit.

Another impressive beer from Sixpoint. (415 characters)

Photo of denver10
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Pours a dark copper with am amber hue and an off white head. Aroma grounded with biscuit and toffee, maybe even a little chocolate, paired with some floral, citrus, and pine from the hops. Flavor follows suit. Overall, love this beer. Second only to Odell's Runoff Red when it comes to favorite hoppy reds. Now I just got to try some Nugget Nectar. (348 characters)

Photo of macrosmatic
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. can into a Weyerbacher pint glass.

A: Pours a reddish bronze, hazy and has some floaters. Forms a half-finger of eggshell-colored head with fairly low visible carbonation.

S: Toasted malt sweetness and pine resin, citrus and grassy hops. Touch of toffee character to the malt base.

T: Citrus rind and sticky resin hops, toasted malts with a modest toffee flavor. Some dankness to the hop profile on the exhale. Citrus rind hops with significant bitterness in the hang, but not quite obnoxious levels.

M: Medium body, alcohol well-hidden. Carbonation sensation on the low side.

O: This was pretty tasty. A big beer that remains fairly easy to drink. Bitterness and dankness are the predominant impressions, but the beer is pretty put together well. Recommended. (805 characters)

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sixpoint Brewery - Global Warmer, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Pours a cloudy ruby amber with a good sized foamy head that dissipates slowly and leaves tons of lacing. Nearly perfect appearance for the style.

Smell - Red ale style malts with some resiny and citrus hops.

Taste - Decidedly a hoppy red ale with a nice punchy hop backbone.

Mouthfeel - Sticky malt and hop rests on the back of the tongue. Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Outstanding drinkability.

Overall - So glad this wasn't another garbage spice bomb winter warmer, way to own a typically "meh" style. Super solid brew, definitely a must try. (631 characters)

Photo of Brenden
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I guess sort of an Imperial Red in terms of style but brewed as a Winter Warmer, this beer certainly looks like it could fit comfortably into that hybrid role. It's a very murky sort of dark orange with red-brown leanings and is close to opaque with a minimal sort of translucency to its thickness. The yellow-tinted head is creamy and dense, a solid finger that takes time to fade to heavy foam that never recedes and starts lacing the top of the glass with webbing before forming a thick ring where it's settled and following with strong patching.
The smell gives a bite of pine with resinous tones, fresh hops oils, citrus peel with a light pithiness to it, and some raw green leaf balanced very nicely by some bread and caramel that allow the hops to take center stage but are there for support the entire way. There's a ghost of toffee sweetness right on the end when I really dig my nose into it.
The hops rule the flavor as well and with the same profile, though an interesting note of roasty quality, beginning with toasty tones but ending more roasted, rests throughout the sip. It ends a little leafier and with some strong pithy notes coming out with more earth into a long-lingering finish. The pith does get heavy at the end.
These big hops are keeping the feel pretty dry all the way, but it's smooth too. Crispness is moderate but constant and light carbonation adds a certain creaminess that never dies off. (1,423 characters)

Photo of RonfromJersey
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Burnt orange body, somewhat hazy, topped by four fingers of dense off-white foam. Thick lace circles.

Big orange aroma, with some pine highlights.

Thick semi-sweet foundation. Big juicy fruit middle. Quick bitter nip at the swallow. Tingly finish.

A very good hop forward big red, seek it out. (297 characters)

Photo of dheacck11
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy deep bronze. Little bit of froth and lacing on top. Smells really sweet and boggy. Caramel strawberries and some wet hops. Taste is quite big. Little pop of citrus up front. Follows with some solid but not over bearing hops. Decent malt backbone. Feels on the thicker side. Little bit of booze going on

Nice winter warmer especially for a red ale. (362 characters)

Photo of KYGunner
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The color was certainly amber but it edged to an orange like iridescent hue. The head built to an inch thick layer of the most condensed foam I've ever seen.

The aromas are exceedingly hoppy with soft pine, hints of herbal tea, citrus fruit, lemon and hop cone.

The flavor is a beat over the head tangerine, with doses of grapefruit and lemon. The herbal or floral pine hop flavor is more as an aftertaste. This as all the markings of a top notch IPA, as the hops are overwhelming, but there is no malt or roast to make this even remotely similar the style.

The feel is very full and despite the carbonation that built the beautiful head, this had a moderate carbonative feel.

Judging on the expectation of an Imperial Red I'd have to say I see no resemblance but based on its own merit I find this exceptional. (815 characters)

Photo of blindtiger24
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Stickee tofee and bread pudding meet too create a hoppy and malty ale. It's hard to classify. Maybe there is some rye used as well which adds some spice and some delayed heat on the back of he throat. It fakes you out like it is going to finish clean, then there is tons of sticky resin. They've created a monster that puts you in the holiday spirit! (350 characters)

Photo of wvsabbath
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type - Can

Appearance - Golden tan/burnt brown with a nice creamy 2 inch head, lots of lacing.

Smell - Sweet mix of hops, caramel malts and spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Grapefruit, pine and a bready aroma round it out.

Taste - First sip is heavy pine hops, with a sweet backbone of caramel malts. Spices add multiple flavors, ginger really sticks out. Some cinnamon and nutmeg come out near the finish.

Mouthfeel - Bitter hops coat the tongue with pine and grapefruit. Spices really stand out on the palate, along with some bready, caramel malts. The aftertaste is bitter, piney and spiced.

Overall - Really tasty, much more of a hop bomb then expected. This doesn't seem like a winter warmer at all, seems like sixpoints version of sierra nevada's celebration ale minus the fresh hops. Very flavorful, balanced well, and easy to enjoy. Another winner from sixpoint. (895 characters)

Photo of Gwalchgwynn67
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into a pint glass. Orange-copper colored w/ a thick creamy head. Nice retention and lacing. Smells like skunky pine tar resin on first sniff. Fresh pine and grapefruit emerge after a bit. Characteristic winter warmer maltiness, but not sweet. Just enough hoppy bitter to balance it out. Tart grapefruit and apricot dominate the palate with toasty malt and that skunky resin. (391 characters)

Photo of plaid75
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at TGIF, Central Islip, NY.

Poured a murky copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a bright citrus, a clean caramel and perhaps a touch of nutmeg.

The taste was likewise bright and softly citrusy with a clean grainy caramel and light spice.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty hop forward winter ale. (402 characters)

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Global Warmer from Sixpoint Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.